Russia

 
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Abkhazia: Deeper With Russia
    Thomas de Waal November 20, 2014

    With Russia—for better or worse. That is the message society in Abkhazia is receiving now that a new Abkhaz-Russian treaty has been drafted which could be signed as early as next week.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Weak Ruble Exchange Rate Represents Political Bargaining Challenge
    Yuval Weber November 19, 2014

    The financial troubles of the ruble represent the most striking and dangerous strategic challenge facing the Russian state since the conflict in Ukraine began.

     
  • Strategic Europe
    Putin Is Merkel’s (and Europe’s) Biggest Security Challenge
    Judy Dempsey November 17, 2014

    As European diplomacy with Russia fails, Angela Merkel’s options are limited. She and other Western leaders must accept that they are in for the long haul.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Frozen Donbas?
    Balázs Jarábik November 17, 2014

    Ukraine is in the process of forming a new government. President Putin has a say in the development of this process by threatening an invasion. And now he can be almost certain that the West will not go to war with Russia over Ukraine.

     
  • Strategic Europe
    Europe’s East-West Conflict Is a Battle of the Sexes
    Roderick Parkes November 14, 2014

    If the Cold War was an all-male affair, the current conflict between the EU and Russia is very much female versus male. But it’s a conflict that is by no means inevitable.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Pax Sinica: China and the New Russia
    Akio Kawato November 14, 2014

    Pax Sinica has come. Countries in China’s orbit will be given security guarantees and trade preferences as long as they remain allegiant. Thus, the pivot to Asia will only drive Russia to unnecessary dependence on China.

     
  • Strategic Europe
    Europe and the Future of German Ostpolitik
    Judy Dempsey November 13, 2014

    Germany’s Social Democratic Party is starting to reassess its stance toward Russia. That debate will have consequences for broader relations between Europe and Russia.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Limits of Partnership: Russia and Turkey in the Caucasus
    Maxim Suchkov November 12, 2014

    In recent years the nature of Russian-Turkish relationship has proved to be nuanced. For Moscow and Ankara it is important to separate cooperative wheat from antagonizing chaff.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Russia Divided
    Alexey Malashenko November 11, 2014 Русский

    The ethno-religious tensions in Russia have subsided a bit in 2014, because the Ukrainian conflict has shifted the xenophobic sentiments from an internal to an external adversary. However, this shift does not eliminate xenophobia altogether—on the contrary, overall aggressiveness is on the rise.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Putin’s Valdai Gambit
    Alexei Arbatov November 7, 2014

    Putin’s statements on weapons of mass destruction at the Valdai forum may have been just a tactical move to offset his harsh criticism of the United States. But it may well be an invitation to a serious discussion with Washington.

     
  • Event
    Rising Tensions in the North Caucasus
    Thomas de Waal, Sergey Markedonov, Sufian Zhemukhov November 5, 2014 Washington, DC

    The North Caucasus may be out of the headlines, but it remains the most turbulent part of the Russian Federation.

     
  • Event
    National Insecurity
    David Rothkopf, Joshua Bolten, Zbigniew Brzezinski, Brent Scowcroft October 30, 2014 Washington, DC

    From the Middle East to Eastern Europe, crises grip the globe. A growing group of rivals and dangerous non-state actors now pose an array of new threats to the international order.

     
  • Event
    Exploring the Prospects for Russian-Turkish Cooperation
    Dmitri Trenin, Memduh Karakullukçu, Nigar Ağaoğulları, Ümit Pamir, Alexey Malashenko, Evgeny Buzhinsky, Irina Zvyagelskaya, Pavel Shlykov October 16, 2014 Moscow

    Russia and Turkey share many important interests, providing them with opportunities for valuable collaboration and cooperation in their common neighborhood, which stretches from the South Caucasus and the Levant to Central Asia and Afghanistan.

     
  • Event
    The Prospects for EU/Germany-Russia Relations
    Ulrich Speck, Petr Topychkanov September 29, 2014 Moscow

    The current conflict between the European Union and Russia is a clash between a postmodern world, in which states prefer to use soft power to achieve their foreign policy goals, and a modern one, in which the use of force in foreign policy is considered acceptable.

     
  • Event
    Trends in Armenia’s Politics
    Thomas de Waal, Sergey Minasyan September 24, 2014 Washington, DC

    Armenia has not been immune to the recent turmoil affecting the post-Soviet space and this summer saw the worst flare-up on the Line of Contact between Armenian and Azerbaijani forces since 1994.

     
  • Event
    Transatlantic Trends 2014
    Constanze Stelzenmüller, Lev Gudkov, Dmitri Trenin September 12, 2014 Moscow

    According to this year’s Transatlantic Trends survey, Russians have an increasingly unfavorable view of the United States and the EU. Americans and Europeans also had more negative outlooks toward Russia in 2014 than previous years.

     
  • Event
    Chinese Energy Security and Geopolitics: The China-Russia Gas Deal and Beyond
    Wang Tao, Matt Ferchen, Yan Jiantao, Chen Weidong, Liu Qian July 6, 2014 Beijing

    China’s National Petroleum Corporation and Russia’s OAO Gazprom signed a multi-billion dollar gas deal with far-reaching implications for geopolitics and global energy markets. Whether this represents a meaningful pivot eastward by Russia remains to be seen.

     
  • Event
    Perspectives of the Next Generation: Challenges to Security in the OSCE
    James Collins, Zeynep Alemdar, Petri Hakkarainen, Rem Korteweg, Matthew Rojansky May 27, 2014 Vienna, Austria

    Representatives from Carnegie’s EASI Next Generation Network will summarize the results of the Euro-Atlantic Security Initiative Next Generation Leaders Conference and deliver their recommendations to the broader Euro-Atlantic community.

     
  • Event
    India, China, and Russia: Prospects for Cooperation
    Stephen Blank, Yong Deng, Frederic Grare, Marlene Laruelle, Jessica Tuchman Mathews, Teresita Schaffer, Andrew Scobell, Michael Swaine, Ashley J. Tellis, Richard Weitz May 14, 2014 Washington, DC

    India, China, and Russia are all set to play a major role on the global stage throughout the rest of the twenty-first century. The relationships between the three nations are complex, however, with opportunities for cooperation in areas of convergent interests often being hamstrung by long-standing disputes and rivalries.

     
  • Event
    After Annexation: Assessing Crimea’s Future With Mustafa Dzhemilev
    Mustafa Dzhemilev, Andrew S. Weiss April 2, 2014 Washington, DC

    Renowned leader of the Crimean Tatar National Movement and member of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, Mustafa Dzhemilev, discussed the latest developments in the Ukraine crisis.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Abkhazia: Deeper With Russia
    Thomas de Waal November 20, 2014

    With Russia—for better or worse. That is the message society in Abkhazia is receiving now that a new Abkhaz-Russian treaty has been drafted which could be signed as early as next week.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Weak Ruble Exchange Rate Represents Political Bargaining Challenge
    Yuval Weber November 19, 2014

    The financial troubles of the ruble represent the most striking and dangerous strategic challenge facing the Russian state since the conflict in Ukraine began.

     
  • Strategic Europe
    Putin Is Merkel’s (and Europe’s) Biggest Security Challenge
    Judy Dempsey November 17, 2014

    As European diplomacy with Russia fails, Angela Merkel’s options are limited. She and other Western leaders must accept that they are in for the long haul.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Frozen Donbas?
    Balázs Jarábik November 17, 2014

    Ukraine is in the process of forming a new government. President Putin has a say in the development of this process by threatening an invasion. And now he can be almost certain that the West will not go to war with Russia over Ukraine.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Russia, Ukraine, and the Visegrad: Time to Get Real
    Balázs Jarábik November 14, 2014 Visegrad Revue

    The crisis in Ukraine has betrayed fault lines in the Visegrad Group. Unless Poland, Hungary, Slovakia, and the Czech Republic change course, the “golden age” of Central Europe may come to an end.

     
  • Strategic Europe
    Europe’s East-West Conflict Is a Battle of the Sexes
    Roderick Parkes November 14, 2014

    If the Cold War was an all-male affair, the current conflict between the EU and Russia is very much female versus male. But it’s a conflict that is by no means inevitable.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Pax Sinica: China and the New Russia
    Akio Kawato November 14, 2014

    Pax Sinica has come. Countries in China’s orbit will be given security guarantees and trade preferences as long as they remain allegiant. Thus, the pivot to Asia will only drive Russia to unnecessary dependence on China.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Nagorno-Karabakh: Helicopter Downing Threatens Shaky Truce
    Thomas de Waal November 13, 2014 BBC Русский

    The shooting down of an Armenian helicopter on the ceasefire line of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone is the worst incident of its kind in over 20 years.

     
  • Strategic Europe
    Europe and the Future of German Ostpolitik
    Judy Dempsey November 13, 2014

    Germany’s Social Democratic Party is starting to reassess its stance toward Russia. That debate will have consequences for broader relations between Europe and Russia.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Putin and Obama’s Funniest Home Videos
    David Rothkopf November 12, 2014 CNN

    Tonight when you turn on the news, some of it is likely to look a lot like “The Global Elite’s Funniest Home Videos.” But as you gawk and click and click again, remember it's not the media that are at fault. It’s you.

     

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Carnegie Experts on Russia

  • Alexei Arbatov
    Scholar in Residence
    Nonproliferation Program
    Moscow Center

    Arbatov, a former member of the State Duma, is the author of a number of books and numerous articles and papers on issues of global security, strategic stability, disarmament, and Russian military reform.

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  • James Collins
    Senior Associate, Russia and Eurasia Program;
    Diplomat in Residence

    Ambassador Collins was the U.S. ambassador to the Russian Federation from 1997 to 2001 and is an expert on the former Soviet Union, its successor states, and the Middle East.

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  • Thomas de Waal
    Senior Associate
    Russia and Eurasia Program

    De Waal is a senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment, specializing primarily in the South Caucasus region comprising Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia and their breakaway territories as well as the wider Black Sea region.

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  • Stefan Lehne
    Visiting Scholar
    Carnegie Europe

    Lehne is a visiting scholar at Carnegie Europe in Brussels, where his research focuses on the post–Lisbon Treaty development of the European Union’s foreign policy, with a specific focus on relations between the EU and member states.

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  • Alexey Malashenko
    Scholar in Residence
    Religion, Society, and Security Program
    Moscow Center

    Malashenko is the chair of the Carnegie Moscow Center’s Religion, Society, and Security Program. He also taught at the Higher School of Economics from 2007 to 2008 and was a professor at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations from 2000 to 2006.

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  • Jessica Tuchman Mathews
    President

    Mathews is president of the Carnegie Endowment. Before her appointment in 1997, her career included posts in both the executive and legislative branches of government, in management and research in the nonprofit arena, and in journalism and science policy.

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  • Eugene Rumer
    Director and Senior Associate
    Russia and Eurasia Program

    Rumer, a former national intelligence officer for Russia and Eurasia at the U.S. National Intelligence Council, is a senior associate and the director of Carnegie’s Russia and Eurasia Program.

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  • Gwendolyn Sasse
    Nonresident Associate
    Carnegie Europe

    Sasse is a nonresident associate at Carnegie Europe. Her research focuses on Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, EU enlargement, and comparative democratization.

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  • Petr Topychkanov
    Associate
    Nonproliferation Program
    Moscow Center

    Topychkanov is an associate in the Carnegie Moscow Center’s Nonproliferation Program.

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  • Dmitri Trenin
    Director
    Moscow Center

    Trenin, director of the Carnegie Moscow Center, has been with the center since its inception. He also chairs the research council and the Foreign and Security Policy Program.

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  • Andrew S. Weiss
    Vice President for Studies

    Weiss is vice president for studies at the Carnegie Endowment, where he oversees research in Washington and Moscow on Russia and Eurasia.

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